Why study International Master in Geotechnics and Foundations?In addition to delving into the large traditional blocks, the Master also focuses on the aspect of numerical modeling in geotechnics, which is essential today to carry out responsibilities and functions in this field.About this courseThe Master in Geotechnics and Foundations of Structuralia is a program that seeks to reinforce, increase and consolidate the knowledge and skills of professionals in the construction, geology and civil engineering sectors in Geotechnical Engineering. For this, the program covers, in a total of nine modules, the main aspects related to this discipline. In addition to delving into the large traditional blocks, the Master also focuses on the aspect of numerical modeling in geotechnics, which is essential today to carry out responsibilities and functions in this field.
In addition to providing the necessary theoretical framework, the Master will also allow students to carry out practical cases and exercises. At the end of the program, the completion of the Final Master's Thesis (TFM) will allow students to review and apply the most important knowledge acquired throughout the program.
Goals:Expand and consolidate the students' knowledge in the theory of Soil and Rock Mechanics.
Analyze and understand the effect of water on the ground and on structures.
Deepen the constitutive models available to model the behavior of soils and rocks.
Acquire knowledge and skills to carry out numerical modeling in geotechnics.
Provide students with the tools and methodologies for the calculation and sizing of deep and shallow foundations, land containment structures and land treatments, among other actions of geotechnical engineering.
Provide the techniques to carry out optimal and efficient designs and sizing.
Distinguish the different types of soils and rocks, know their fundamental properties and learn to identify them correctly.
Know in detail the different types of in-situ and laboratory tests to characterize the terrain.Tim Gouw / PexelsProgramModule 1: Introduction to Geotechnics. Soil and Rocks.
Module 2: Water in the field. Effects on soils and rocks.
Module 3: Characterization and geotechnical recognition of the terrain and Instrumentation and auscultation.
Module 4: Mechanics of the continuous medium and constitutive models. Application to soils and rocks.
Module 5: Land thrusts and land containment structures.
Module 6: Analysis and stability of slopes.
Module 7: Surface Foundations
Module 8: Deep Foundations
Module 9: Numerical modeling in geotechnics. 2D plaxis.
Final Master's ProjectThe program is subject to possible variations / updates of the contents to improve their quality.